Brazilian Mosquito stings Slovakia at U-17 World Cup

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Brazil may have found their latest superstar - and he has a sting in his tail. 

Atlético Paranaense striker Mosquito showed that it is not only his namesake insect that can sting it's enemies - after the starlet scored a FIFA under-17 World Cup hat-trick against Slovakia. 

The Brazil youth side won the match 6-1 with 17-year-old Mosquito the star performer. 

The nation are three-time under-17 world champions, and finished fourth in the tournament four years ago. 

Mosquito could be well on his way to emulating fellow strange-named Brazilians Hulk and Fred as his nation's next star striker. 

He finished the Under-15 South American Championship as top scorer with 10 goals from seven matches, and made a controversial move to Paranaense from Vasco da Gama.

With a talented squad buzzing about the pitch and scoring with ease recently - it could be the year they win the title for the fourth time. 

Watch Mosquito's first goal above and his second and third here

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